Social media (combined with the human tendency to compare our lives with others) means that unfortunately, a lot of us regularly experience feelings of envy, resentment, and even shame. Why does that fitness guru you follow on Instagram get to have such an amazing physique, and how come your neighbor has such a perfect home?
Feeling inferior or jealous doesn’t make you a bad person, but learning to reframe these emotions can make you a lot happier and even help you get closer to what you want. Here are some steps to turn envy into admiration:
Wish you had someone else’s life? If you only knew…
Pick up June 2011 LHJ and turn to pg. 47 “Why Can’t I Be You?”
While at the grocery store this morning I thought I’d check the magazine section to see if, by chance, they had the June issue of Ladies Home Journal. I’d done an interview with LHJ 8 months ago and I heard that the article might be published in the June issue. They HAD it and the article WAS published. The woman at the check out stand said, “There must be something really good in this issue, huh?” as she rang up my 3 copies of the same magazine. I couldn’t resist so I blurted out, “Yes! I’m quoted in it,” with a big grin on my face, pleased that a little Utah therapist is quoted in a large, national woman’s magazine. I’m still smiling as I’m typing this.